Diamond Way Buddhism comes to Panama

In 2013, friends in Panama contacted the Costa Rican sangha for advice to start a meditation group.

They started participating at regional courses with Lama Ole Nydahl, and developed from meditating at apartments of friends to starting a center. On October 19th 2019, the new Center was inaugurated by Lama Ole, who was visiting the country for the first time.

After the inauguration of the meditation hall, a new friend who had participated in the arrangements and preparations said, “All that fuss to welcome an incredibly modest man who instead of sitting in the throne, sat on the arm rest and spoke in plain language about the mind.”

The next day Lama Ole Nydahl gave a public lecture on Tilopa´s Ganges Mahamudra text. As usual Lama Ole answered many questions and guided a meditation session. Then he gave Buddhist Refuge to more than 60 people.

Friends from neighbouring countries Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico and USA travelled to support the Panama sangha during this historic visit.

Lama Ole´s words, as always, were inspiring:  “The greatest richness comes from giving”.

More about the activities of Diamond Way Buddhism in Panama: caminodeldiamantepty.org

Categories: Buddhism in general

Related articles:

A special anniversary: On the birthday of Lama Ole Nydahl

19 March is a special day for tens of thousands of Buddhists worldwide. On this day eighty years ago, Lama Ole Nydahl first saw the light of day in Copenhagen. Eighty very diverse, moving and eventful years in which a … Continued

A one-month meditation course between Moscow and Vladivostok

This year saw the 29th edition of the Winter Tour, and it was much different than usual. It was attended by about 120 friends from 16 countries, which is not as many as in previous years. The tour went on … Continued

Meditating together in Costa Rica at the Americas Course 2020

The 7th Americas Course took place in Costa Rica in February 2020. More than 80 Diamond Way practitioners from 10 North and South American countries came together to meditate, listen to Buddhist teachings and connect. Travelling teachers from different countries … Continued